Stargate SG-1 (season 1)

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Season of television series

Stargate SG-1

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Richard Dean Anderson
Michael Shanks
Amanda Tapping
Christopher Judge
Don S. Davis

Country of origin

United States

No. of episodes


Release Original network


Original release

July 27, 1997 (1997-07-27) –
March 6, 1998 (1998-03-06)

Season chronology

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The first season of the military science fiction television series Stargate SG-1 commenced airing on the Showtime channel in the United States on July 27, 1997, concluded on the Sci Fi channel on March 6, 1998, and contained 22 episodes. The show itself is a spin-off from the 1994 hit movie Stargate written by Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich. Stargate SG-1 re-introduced supporting characters from the film universe, such as Jonathan \"Jack\" O\'Neill and Daniel Jackson and included new characters such as Teal\'c, George Hammond and Samantha \"Sam\" Carter. The first season was about a military-science expedition team discovering how to use the ancient device, named the Stargate, to explore the galaxy. However, they encountered a powerful enemy in the film named the Goa\'uld, who are bent on destroying Earth and all who oppose them.

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2\"Children of the Gods\"Mario AzzopardiJonathan Glassner & Brad WrightJuly 27, 1997 (1997-07-27)
The Stargate Program (SGC) is revived when Apophis, an alien of the same race as Ra, comes to Earth through the gate seeking hosts. After the attack, Colonel Jack O\'Neill and Samantha Carter are sent to Abydos to locate, and bring back, Daniel Jackson. They all are sent to Chulak and befriend Apophis\'s first prime Teal\'c, a Jaffa (incubator to a larval Goa\'uld), who joins their side. He helps SG-1 return to Earth, though they cannot save Daniel\'s wife Sha\'re and his friend Skaara, who have been taken as hosts.


3\"The Enemy Within\"Dennis BerryBrad WrightAugust 1, 1997 (1997-08-01)
After being infested by a Goa\'uld parasite in the previous episode, Major Charles Kawalsky shows signs of possession. The symbiote is removed, but Kawalsky remains possessed and is killed by Teal\'c.


4\"Emancipation\"Jeff WoolnoughKatharyn PowersAugust 8, 1997 (1997-08-08)
SG-1 visits a planet inhabited by the Shavadai, a nomadic tribe descended from the Mongols. They regard women as property, and restrict their rights in the belief that to do otherwise would bring \"demons\" (the Goa\'uld) down upon them. Carter ends up being \'sold\', but when Carter beats a chieftain in hand-to-hand combat, the team changes the tribe\'s opinions about the rights of women. Guest starring Soon-Tek Oh and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa.


5\"The Broca Divide\"William GereghtyJonathan GlassnerAugust 15, 1997 (1997-08-15)
SG-1 travels to P3X-797, a planet divided into \'Light\' and \'Dark\' sides. While the inhabitants of the light side have a Bronze Age culture bearing similarities to the Minoan civilization, the dark side is infected with a plague that turns people into savages, and the SGC is locked down when SG-1 brings it home. Dr. Janet Fraiser manages to find a cure for both peoples.


6\"The First Commandment\"Dennis BerryRobert C. CooperAugust 22, 1997 (1997-08-22)
As SG-9 is on P3X-513 and long overdue, SG-1 is sent after them to find out what has happened to them. They soon discover that the commander of SG-9 has gone completely insane and set himself up as a god on the planet.


7\"Cold Lazarus\"Kenneth J. GirottiJeff F. KingAugust 29, 1997 (1997-08-29)
A strange crystal strikes down O\'Neill, replacing him with a double that returns with the team to Earth to find the cause of O\'Neill\'s private grief – his son\'s death. But the double is dangerously unstable. Can O\'Neill return home to save everyone and prevent chaos?


8\"The Nox\"Charles CorrellHart HansonSeptember 12, 1997 (1997-09-12)
When a planned ambush goes disastrously awry, resulting in fatalities among the SG-1 team, the peace-loving Nox restore them to life. But while these gentle people can bring back the dead, can they resist the deadly technology of the blood-thirsty Goa\'uld?


9\"Brief Candle\"Mario AzzopardiStory by : Steven Barnes
Teleplay by : Katharyn PowersSeptember 19, 1997 (1997-09-19)
On the mysterious planet Argos, the beautiful Kynthia (Bobbie Phillips) seduces Colonel O\'Neill, which means he is condemned to an Argosian lifespan of only a hundred days. As he turns grey and old, will his team succeed in their frantic search for a cure?


10\"Thor\'s Hammer\"Brad TurnerKatharyn PowersSeptember 26, 1997 (1997-09-26)
SG-1 visits the planet Cimmeria (P3X-974), a planet inhabited by Viking descendants, in search of allies against the Goa\'uld. Upon arrival, O\'Neill and Teal\'c are trapped in a labyrinth, where the only exit is through Thor\'s Hammer, a device to destroy Goa\'uld, but preserve the host. Goa\'uld weapons are rendered inoperative but not earth guns. Also in the labyrinth is one of the Unas, the original host species for the Goa\'ulds.


11\"The Torment of Tantalus\"Jonathan GlassnerRobert C. CooperOctober 3, 1997 (1997-10-03)
SG-1 goes to Heliopolis (PB2-908) and recovers Dr. Ernest Littlefield, who went through the Stargate in 1945 (using a standard diving dress as a spacesuit) and never returned. Daniel nearly stays behind to study a \'book\' detailing the meaning of human existence, left behind by the Four Great Races.


12\"Bloodlines\"Mario AzzopardiStory by : Mark Saraceni
Teleplay by : Jeff F. KingOctober 10, 1997 (1997-10-10)
Teal\'c\'s son Rya\'c is to be implanted with his first Goa\'uld larva on Chulak, so SG-1 goes to prevent it. However, Rya\'c falls ill and can only be saved by a symbiote; Teal\'c donates his own, and receives a stolen one for himself. The team also meet Teal\'c\'s first teacher Bra\'tac, formerly the greatest of all Jaffa warriors and now still a spry 133 years old, who had taught Teal\'c that the Goa\'uld were false gods.


13\"Fire and Water\"Allan EastmanStory by : Brad Wright & Katharyn Powers
Teleplay by : Katharyn PowersOctober 17, 1997 (1997-10-17)
On P3X-866, SG-1 is given a false memory of Daniel\'s death by his alien abductor Nem. Nem is a member of an amphibious species named Oannes (Ohne), and wants to know from Daniel what happened to his mate Omoroca in ancient Babylon. Ultimately, Daniel remembers the obscure fact from his studies of ancient myths, and is allowed to go home.


14\"Hathor\"Brad TurnerStory by : David Bennett Carren & J. Larry Carroll
Teleplay by : Jonathan GlassnerOctober 24, 1997 (1997-10-24)
The Goa\'uld Hathor (one of the mothers of all Goa\'uld) brainwashes the men of the SGC with pheromones, and nearly makes O\'Neill host to a larval Goa\'uld conceived with Daniel. She flees after the unaffected women of Stargate Command retake the facility.


15\"Singularity\"Mario AzzopardiRobert C. CooperOctober 31, 1997 (1997-10-31)
On the planet Hanka (P8X-987), SG-1 finds the entire planet\'s inhabitants and SG-7 dead except for Cassandra, a small girl who turns out to have had an inoperable Naqahdah bomb put in her by Nirrti to destroy the SGC. Ultimately the girl is given to the care of Dr. Janet Fraiser, the SGC doctor, after they discover that the bomb will dissolve if she is kept away from the Stargate.


16\"Cor-Ai\"Mario AzzopardiTom J. AstleJanuary 23, 1998 (1998-01-23)
The Byrsa, human inhabitants of the planet Cartago (P3X-1279) that was once enslaved, condemn Teal\'c for the atrocities he once committed under Apophis. He is sentenced to death, but when the Goa\'uld attack, Teal\'c saves his accuser\'s life and proves he is a changed man.


17\"Enigma\"William GereghtyKatharyn PowersJanuary 30, 1998 (1998-01-30)
SG-1 rescues a group of highly advanced Tollan from their homeworld, P3X-7763, which has experienced catastrophic volcanic eruptions. The military and the NID take an interest in their technology, and attempt to imprison them for research purposes before Daniel helps them take refuge with the Nox.


18\"Solitudes\"Martin WoodBrad WrightFebruary 6, 1998 (1998-02-06)
Carter and O\'Neill are stranded on an icy planet when the Stargate malfunctions on their return journey to Earth. However, it turns out that they have merely been redirected to a second Stargate in Antarctica.


19\"Tin Man\"Jimmy KaufmanJeff F. KingFebruary 13, 1998 (1998-02-13)
11,000 years ago, the inhabitants of the planet On Altair (P3X-989) were forced underground by deadly radiation, and eventually transferred their minds into exact android duplicates to survive. By the time SG-1 visits their planet, there is only one remaining individual, Harlan, who creates android replicas of the Earth team to aid him. When this is discovered, the androids must accept that they will stay off-world, and the real SG-1 returns home.


20\"There But for the Grace of God\"David Warry-SmithStory by : David Kemper
Teleplay by : Robert C. CooperFebruary 20, 1998 (1998-02-20)
On P3R-233, Daniel finds a strange alien mirror and is transported into an alternate universe where he finds things are slightly different from his own reality, including a Goa\'uld attack on Earth. Before he returns to his own reality, he learns of a Stargate address where the attack originated.


21\"Politics\"Martin WoodTeleplay by : Brad Wright
Excerpts by : Jonathan Glassner, Brad Wright, Hart Hanson, Jeff F. King, Robert C. Cooper, Steven Barnes and Katharyn PowersFebruary 27, 1998 (1998-02-27)
Senator Robert Kinsey shuts down the Stargate program (as the gate represents a global risk and costs too much money to operate), despite Daniel\'s warnings that Apophis will attack Earth, and that the Stargate may be Earth\'s only defense.


22\"Within the Serpent\'s Grasp\"David Warry-SmithStory by : James Crocker
Teleplay by : Jonathan GlassnerMarch 6, 1998 (1998-03-06)
SG-1 uses the Stargate to go to an address discovered by Daniel Jackson. This turns out to be Apophis\'s ship, where they find that Skaara has been made host to Apophis\'s son Klorel. The ship reaches Earth, and the fate of the world hangs in the balance.


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